• When here in the Outer Hebrides and looking at a bird, have you ever wondered how rare it is? The status of all species can vary enormously from island to island. How rare is Shoveler on Barra, has Stock Dove been seen on Harris, does Dotterel occur on Benbecula in the autumn, and how common is Blue Tit on North Uist? Well, fret no longer! The Status and Distribution of birds here on the Outer Hebrides has been completely updated and summarised for every species and each of the main islands and outliers. Available as an online resource at https://status.outerhebrides-birdreports.org/ or via our shop

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Local Rarity 31st Match 2024


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st March 2024. Updated throughout the day

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle or Lewis
The drake *Green-winged Teal* and the 2 drake Pintail were seen there again early afternoon. A Coot, Gadwall, 75 Pink-feet and 200 Barnacle Geese were also there

Tong, Isle of Lewis
A Fieldfare was there today

Many geese on the move over the islands with 300+ Pink-feet counted high NW over Carinish, North Uist, 1000+ over Berneray, and 264 Pink-feet counted passing over Coll, Lewis this morning


Senior Member
Our first Linnets of the year were at Eoligarry today and a Siskin at Brevig was also new for the year. The Little Gull was still at Traigh Mhor and the Carrion Crow remained at Eoligarry.